Homer Alaska - Schools

Story last updated at 12:17 PM on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Student News

Kathleen Argus of Homer has made the dean's list at DePaul University for the winter quarter of 2012. To qualify for the dean's list, students must earn more than a 3.0 grade point average on a four-point scale. DePaul University is the largest Catholic university in the United States. It offers 275 graduate and undergraduate programs of study on three Chicago, Ill., campuses and three suburban campuses.

Marina Critchett of Homer has graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a bachelor of science degree in geological engineering and a minor in math and geology, magna cum laude. Critchett is now in Japan, representing UAF, presenting her senior project at the Hokkaido University in Sapporo.

Claire K. Laukitis of Homer has received a bachelor of arts degree in business administration within the School of Business Administration, University of Vermont, at its May commencement ceremonies. The university conferred 2,552 bachelor's degrees, 429 master's degrees, 94 doctoral degrees and 114 MD degrees.

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District

June 4: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7-9 p.m.

June 5: School board planning session, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

July 9: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7-9 p.m.

Aug. 6: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7-9 p.m.

Student scholarships available

Through the Alaska Community Foundation, the following scholarship is available: the $7,500 Neal O. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship to Alaska high school graduates who will be the first in their immediate family to attend a college or university and attend or plan to attend one of a selected list of colleges and universities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington; applications will be accepted until today; see www.alaskaacf.org for applications.

The International Pacific Halibut Commission funds several merit scholarships to support university, technical college and other post-secondary education. For additional information, contact Laura Black at (206) 634-1838, ext. 7661; Tamara Briggie, ext. 7661, or Bruce Leaman, ext. 7672. Applications can be downloaded at www.iphc.int/opportunities/scholarship.html. They must be received by June 29.

Alaska Communications has launched its second annual Summer of Heroes partnership program with Boys & Girls Clubs-Alaska, supporting youth development programs throughout the state and recognizing local youth who make a difference in Alaska communities. They are looking for five young Alaska heroes, ages 6-18, who will receive a $1,500 scholarship and a trip to the Alaska State Fair. A hero is any youth who has: raised significant funds for a cause, saved a person's life, made a difference in school through education or sports, and/or made a significant contribution to his or her community. Beginning May 23, anyone can nominate a hero by visiting the Summer of Heroes website, www.alaskacommunications.com/summerofheroes, an Alaska Communications retail store or a Boys & Girls Clubs Alaska clubhouse. In addition, Alaska Communications is giving $25 to Boys & Girls Clubs–Alaska for every new smartphone sold between May 23 and July 23, 2012. The donation, up to $15,000, will help provide much needed funds for the nonprofit's youth programs.